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Way Too Early With Willie Geist

News/Business. Willie Geist offers his unique take on the day's news. New.

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    September 25, 2012
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by the replacement refs, we have our worst, the monday night football game between green bay and seattle and it decided the game. the question is, game-winning touchdown here or game-ending session. you make the call. it's "way too early" for this. good morning, i'm willie geist. it had sole possession and two feet down when it made the catch. i'm glad you're watching or listening on sirius xm radio. e-mail at waytooearly @msnbc.com or text the word awake followed by your response to 622639. we'll read the best responses. it will be your cram session for tuesday, september 25th. including riots at a chinese
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factory making iphones. plus, a video brought to you by the new york city board of tourism. two dudes in suits sclap fighting over a cab. this clip in its entirety later in the show. first to the news. president obama is due to address the u.s. general assembly on the defensive for not scheduling face-to-face meetings with foreign leaders. it is a scheduling issue and insist t insists the president speaks often with them and yesterday he sat down for an interview on "the view." secretary hillary clinton is handling the bulk of diplomacy and met with mohamed morsi about strengthening ties and ensuring diplomatic security. remember, we reported yesterday president morsi had tough words about the united states. secretary clinton met with the
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presidents of libya, pakistan and to hold talks with benjamin netanyahu. yesterday in new york iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad looked to stoke an already tense situation in the middle east during his remarks at the general assembly. he declared that israel is bullying the united states over iran's alleged threat of a nuclear weapon. ahmadinejad said he's not worried about the threat of an attack on his country, the impact of international countries against his country are "not that bad." says we're doing fine. mitt romney schorpening his attacks when it comes to the president's handling of foreign policy. in pueblo, the republican candidate keyed in on this phrase he used during his "60 minutes" interview, anti-unrest around the world. >> align ourselves with democracy, universal right, a notion that people have to be
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able to participate in their own governance, but i was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are going to be bumps ins road. >> he said the developments in the middle east are bumps in the road. yeah, thofls my reaction. bumps in the road? we had an ambassador assassinated. we had a muslim brotherhood elect a member -- elected to the presidency of egypt, 20,000 have been killed in syria. these are not bumps in the road. these are human lives and developments we do not want to see. this is time for the president who will shape events in the middle east, not just be merciful or be at the mercy. >> the white house called those comments from candidate romney desperate and offensive but paul ryan also looking at foreign policy aimed to draw parallels between the obama administration and that of jimmy carter.
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>> turn on the tv and it reminds you of 1979 tay ruin but they're burning our flags and capitals all around the world. they're storming our embassies. we've lost four of our diplomats. and what is the signal that our government is sipdzing the rest of the world? we're being equivocal on our values. we're being slow to speak up for vir rights, for human rights. for democracy. we're seeing countries stifle freedom in iran, russia and all these other areas and we're saying we're going to gut our national security, our military. that projects weakness and when you do that, the superpower projecting weakness that creates a vacuum, a void and gets by cups who do not fill our interest and means our adversaries are that much more tempted us and our allies are much less likely to trust us like israel. >> again, the president will
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address a lot of these today at the u.n. general assembly. mitt romney and paul ryan continue their bus tour through ohio. innant interview yesterday with peter alexander, he asked about recent poll numbers and why he continues to trail in so many critical zwick states. >> i'm very pleased with the fact we have a campaign that is taking our message to the people across america and, look, we're going to win. there's no question in my mind. we're going to wing. the polls go up, polls go down, then in some weeks i'm ahead. some weeks i'm behind. you know, all these states that voted for barack obama last night right now, the majority of people in those states are saying they don't want to volt for barack obama. >> meanwhile, the president in new york city for the general assembly. one of his first order, taping an interview with the the ladies of "the view." among his opponent's tax returns. >> he was asked does he think it's fair that he pays a lower
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tax rate than somebody making $50,000 a year and he said, yes, i think it's fair and i also think that's the way you get economic growth. >> i just got a different vision about how we grow an economy. i think, barbara, you grow an economy from the middle out, not from the top down. >> it wasn't just the president talking about taxes. secretary clinton also weighed in on the issue during a speech at the clinton global initiative. >> one of the issues that i have been preaching about around the world is collecting taxes in an equitable manner, especially from the elite in every country. you know, i'm out of american politics but -- [ applause ] >> -- it is a fact that around the world the elites of ref country are making money. there are rich people
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everywhere. and yet they do not contribute to the growth of their own countries. >> today both president obama and mitt romney will take part in this year's clinton global initiative. president kennedy, by the way, will be our guest this morning on "morning joe." with just 42 days to go till election day the race for u.s. senate in massachusetts is permanent and has to do with warren's claims of native american heritage. scott brown cast doubt on those saying, i think character is important. now both sides are airing out the debate in tv spots across the country. >> i'm scott brown. i approve this message. >> elizabeth warren is trying to put questions about her heritage behind her. >> identified herself as a native american to employers. >> they have zero evidence of. >> she's facing tough questions about whether she claimed to be
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a minority for professional gain. >> she did give an answer. it keeps changing. >> anything else that will come out about you that you don't already know? >> you know, i don't think so, but who knows? >> as i kid i never asked for documentation when she talked about our native american heritage. i knew my family dchts like she was part cherokee and delaware so my parents had to elope. i never asked for, never got any benefit because of my heritage. the people who hired me said they didn't even know about it. i'm elizabeth warren. i approve this message. scott brown can continue attacking my family. but i'm going to keep fighting for yours. >> recent polling in the state of massachusetts shows us just how tight this race is. one poll puts senator brown ahead by 4 points. another has shown elizabeth warren with a lead herself. as apple struggles to keep up with demand for its new iphone 5 workers are back to
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making apple products at the foxconn factory you heard in china. the company which assembles iphones was forced to shut down a major plant yet as thousands of workers rioted, breaking windows overturning police cars. they're investigating what sparked the violence. let's take an early look at the markets and get more from jeff cutmore live in london. jeff, good morning. >> good morning to you. a fascinating story. while apple cannot get the iphone 5s out of the door fast enough, there are clearly some manufacturing issues here with the foxconn plant. and this rowdy riot involvi involving,000 people seemed to happen away from the main production line, but having said that, it was enough to close the facility for at least 24 hours here and this is not the only problem foxconn have got. there are still issues about
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using student labor in these plants for assembling the iphone. we did see the swhar price come off in monday's trading session just shying away from that 700 bucks level. one other story worth spending time on here. facebook, the shares down 9%, "barron's" putting out a piece suggesting still the share price might be overvalued, ouch, to anybody who bought into this ipo. it is still 45% underwater compared to the ipo price. fascinating stories in the tech space for you. we are treading water in the european trade right now. back to you. >> wow, 45% down. jeff, thanks so much. we appreciate it. still ahead this morning on "way too early" -- supply tell you, two of the worst calls at the end of a football call i can remember. >> the replacement refs strike again, this time directly deciding the outcome of the packers and seahawks game.
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you make the call. we'll let you do that ahead in sports. a piece of legislation named for snooki. my home state of new jersey does it again. for the first time since the civil war era federal troops were sent to a southern city to enforce the law. the soldiers escorted the children up the steps into the classrooms and stayed for most of the school year to see that the law of the land was obeyed. [ male announcer ] for the dreamers...
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man, bill karins. >> have you accepted fall now? >> i love it. >> low humidity is nice. >> get on the subway, it's not a thousand degrees down there like "dante's inferno." >> a lot are still waiting for the first cool air and now warm air is starting to return back to areas chilly. a clash of air masses where we get the thunderstorm spark. by far the worst weather is found in southern illinois from st. louis in between there and indianapolis and pretty nasty thunderstorms. gusty winds and a lot of lightning strikes. over 5,000 in the last hour alone and this is where we'll see the rain the next to days in a row. the boundary between the hot and humid air to the south and cooler air up in the great lakes. st. louis, columbus, lexington, kentucky and towards washington, d.c. and pennsylvania, not today. that will be tomorrow. tomorrow's forecast. another cool finish. boston to d.c. looking great. much of the east coast, a fantastic tuesday. where it's still hot in the 90s
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from dallas all the way back to phoenix and in the 80s from atlanta all the way through friday. we go throughout the beginning of fall. >> looks good to me. time for sports now. criticism of the nfl's replacement refs got hotter after a sunday full of sloppy officiating. last night's game between the sea hawks and packers have brought us to a breaking point. let's work through this together. and pick it up in the fourth. benson punches it in. he missed the two-point conversion so up five points at that point right there. first play of the ensuing seahawks possession. russian sell wills under pressure. tries to force it to his receiver. he's picked off by mcmillan on the seahawks' 26 yard line and sets up a field goal. the packers' "d" comes through. the packers are flagged for a dubious roughing the passer call. >> oh. >> instead of a turnover it's a
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15-yard penalty on the packers to the packers losing a shot to extend the lead. same score, 12-7, green bay, the last play of the game. seahawks on fourth and 10 from the 24. >> the packers playing at the goal line as wilson scrambles to keep it alive. it's a wilson loft to the end zone is fumbled by tate with ginnings -- who do they give it to? touchdown!jennings -- who do th to? touchdown! >> one says touchdown. the other said no time. has to be looked at because it is a score. still an official down there in the pile looking. >> golden tate gets away with one of the most blatant pass interference calls i've ever seen. >> jennings intercepted and he walks out as the player of the
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game. >> that's mike tirico and jon gruden with the call on espn. you saw the two officials there. one said touchdown, the other said time-out meaning session. jennings comes down with the ball and golden tate has a piece of it too. look here, the officials, touchdown on the right, not a touchdown on the left. time ex-peered eventually. ruled a touchdown on the field. the officiating crew took more than ten minutes to review it to come back with a call that would decide the game. >> the call on the field stands. touchdown. >> seahawks win in the most bizarre finish you'll ever see! >> i got to tell you, that's two of the worst calls at the end of a football game i can remember. >> that's jon gruden. it didn't end there. the packers heading into the locker room by rule the seahawks need to kick an extra point for the game to end. they dragged the packers out of the locker room and bring them
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on for the extra point and the seahawks win by a final of 14 and 12. coaches reacted. >> what was going through your mind not knowing if it was going to be a touchdown when it was reviewed? >> i had a feeling it was going to be a touchdown. we came too far for it not to be a touchdown. >> i understand there was a simultaneous catch and that's through the runner. good call. >> just look at the replay. then the fact that it was reviewed. it was awful. all i'm going to say about it. >> the league has a lot to look at but like i said, the refs did a great job. please don't accepted an them to my locker. >> i didn't see it. just saw the reaction like most people but obviously the communication from our players was they had the ball. so, and i still haven't seen the
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replay of the player. i have never seen anything like it. >> the packers are 12-2 because of that call. even the front page of "the seattle times" recognizes how fortunate they were. the headline, haushg hawks ste o's won the early game. blue jays up and bases full for the blue jays arencibia and jays win, 9-5 and orioles settle for a split and won game one. the yankees and twins up a run. swisher, that is a shot in minnesota. yankees cruise to a 6-1 victory and lead the a.l. east 5 1/2. we'll talk to former president bill clinton with a annual gathering of leaders along with
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the general assembly. we'll talk to the president about the economy, foreign policy and his presidential race. when we come back here we'll huddle around the water cooler to watch a very undiplomatic exchange in the streets of new york city. you fellows in for the general assembly? "way too early" coming right back. ♪ why not take a day to explore your own backyard? with two times the points on travel, you may find yourself asking why not, a lot.
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♪ we told you at the top of the show president obama's drawing criticism for failing to schedule any one-on-one meetings with foreigner leaders this week. the white house responds by setting scheduling conflicts saying he frequently speaks to world leaders by phone. tell your friends while running for re-election in 2004 as president obama is now, george w. bush held five bilateral meetings at the united national assembly. president obama had 13 one-on-one meetings last year. enough of the real news. let's gather around the water cooler to watch a people to enter snooki's name into the immortality of new jersey law. who knew her power? snooki and "the jersey shore" crew caused so much commotion the state assembly is stepping in. yesterday ocean county republican wrong that would
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dancer, wonderful name there introduced a snookiville law as he calls it that would let njs njs towns regulate the filming of reality tv shows. how many states even have this problem to begin with assemblyman dancer is pushing a bill that would allow towns to impose ordinances on where producers can film and even charge for extra police needed to corral crowds. this is my home state of new jersey, baby. certainly not the first time they've tried to shun snooki and her crew. her spin-off show was rejected before it settled in manchester. governor chris christie has been quick to distinguish all then tick new jersey folk from those reality stars. >> i want to remind all of you of something. they're not from new jersey. they're from new york. snooki is from poughkeepsie, the situation from long island. they parachuted these losers into new jersey.
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[ applause ] and they want to make all of you believe that they're from new jersey. they're not and i told cuomo a number of times, take them back. >> so far manchester mayor michael frisolo says snooki and j-woww have not caused any problems in the town. good news there. we'll keep you posted on assemblymen's banter. a video posted on youtube vows it can get ugly. two businessmen begin to argue over who flagged first and that's when this happened. it posted on the website of "the new york daily news." first, pushing, i think we're okay. here comes the flying arm bar. nice move to get him down, try to get in the cab, then the choke hold then he finally gives up, throws him the cab and pats him on the head. you're out of here. i like how he closes the door
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for him. let's watch it one more time. not sure where it wrote. asked local readers to identify these grown men in business attire slap frighting over a cab. still ahead on "way too early," why you're awake. your e-mails are next and "morning joe" minutes away. [ male announcer ] wouldn't it be nice if there was an easier,
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